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Kathy McLaughlin - Founder and Principal Consultant

Kathy McLaughlin acts as business advisor, facilitator and executive coach to private companies, family businesses, public sector and not for profit organizations. Her areas of specialty include strategic planning, corporate governance, leadership and organizational development, succession planning, management assessment, executive recruitment and executive coaching. Kathy is a graduate of UBC (BA Honours English), and an alumnus of the executive education programs at Ivey School of Business, Royal Roads and UBC Sauder School of Business.



  • Certified Board Director, Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D)

  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC) – International Coaching Federation

  • Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA) – Sauder School of Business and Family Enterprise Exchange

  • Myers-Briggs Typology Indicator® (MBTI)

  • Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument

  • Assess® 360 and related assessment tools

  • Advanced Facilitation Skills – Justice Institute of BC

Kathy McLaughlin PCC, ICD.D

A three-time survivor of cancer and two-time liver transplant recipient, Kathy is author of the best-selling book Back to Life, and a frequent speaker on resilience, the power of intention and the ROI of optimism. See Kathy's Story.

Meet the Team

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Lea Anne Sexton


Maureen Pilgrim

Maureen is a Human Resources generalist with more than 20 years of experience working with private, public and not-for-profit organizations. Read more...


Nancy Beaty

Conducting strategic executive search since 2002, Nancy brings a deep knowledge in current search methodology and candidate assessment. Read more...

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Tracy Josling

Tracy brings more than 25 years of experience in talent acquisition to the McLaughlin team.


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